Bringing music back to Duval County Public Schools

IFC logoGetting musical instruments into the hands of students in Duval County Public Schools is the goal of the first-ever Instruments for Change drive, which runs Dec. 1 – 19. The school district has joined forces with the Jacksonville Symphony, Jacksonville Public Education Fund, the Jacksonville Public Library and Florida Blue to ensure that more children can participate in instrumental programs and have access to high quality instruments to pursue their musical studies.

Program partners have set up collection centers to accept gently used musical instruments. For monetary donations to purchase new instruments, make checks payable to Duval County School Board and include “Instruments for Change” on the memo line. Donations of musical instruments will be accepted Dec. 1 – 19.

 

As a program partner, the library has drop-off boxes at the following locations:

Bradham and Brooks Branch Library: 1755 Edgewood Ave. W., 32208

Mon., Tues., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 1 – 9 p.m.

Main Library: 303 Laura St. N., 32202

Mon., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tues. & Wed. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun. 1 – 5 p.m.

Pablo Creek Regional Library: 13295 Beach Blvd., 32246

Mon., Wed. & Thurs. 1 – 9 p.m.; Tues., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun. 1 – 5 p.m.

Southeast Regional Library: 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, 32256

Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 1 — 9 p.m.; Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun. 1 –5 p.m.

South Mandarin Branch Library: 12125 San Jose Blvd., 32223

Tues., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 1 – 9 p.m.

West Branch Library: 1425 Chaffee Road S., 32221

Tues. & Wed. 1 – 9 p.m.; Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Other drop-off locations:

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Florida Blue (St. Johns Town Center)

Jacksonville Public Education Fund

Visit www.duvalschools.org/arts  or call 855-3349 ext. 2 for more information.

 

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